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What is Metals trading?

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Precious Metals are rare, naturally occurring metallic elements with high economic value. They are unusual in that they are both industrial elements and investments. Manufacturers use these metals to make electronic components, jewelry, dental equipment and catalytic converters among other things. Investors, on the other hand, collect coins and bars made out of precious metals.

This second use – as investments – makes precious metals the objects of intense speculation in commodity markets. Precious metals traders see these commodities as a form of money that holds its value better than printed paper money. Skeptics, however, argue that precious metals are simply rocks with little utility beyond their limited industrial uses. Ironically, the high premium placed on precious metals by traders makes them too expensive and impractical for most industrial applications.

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How to trade Gold

How does Metals trading work?

Trading a contract for difference (CFD) on gold is similar to trading currencies. You are buying or selling a gold CFD in response to price movements in the market. Trading gold allows you to enter and exit trades without ever physically owning this precious metal. The concept is very similar to forex trading. Gold is traded against the US dollar and the symbol is XAUUSD. If you decide to add precious metals to your portfolio you can trade it as you would a currency pair. If you believe the gold price will fall, you can sell the “pair”, and when you think the gold price will rise, you can buy it.

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For example, XAUUSD shows us that 1 ounce of Gold = $1895.24 USD.

When you’re ready to trade you will choose to go long or short. In the example above, going long means that you think that the value of Gold will rise against the US Dollar. Going short means you think it will fall.

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MT4 & MT5 are the favourite choice for Metals traders around the globe. Zero Markets’ MT4 & MT5 are packed with extras to ensure you’re equipped with all the tools you need to make better informed trading decisions. Tight Raw Pricing, fast execution and superior charts are the building blocks for our MT4 & MT5 solutions.


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Gold trading example

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The gross profit on your trade is calculated as follows:

Opening Price

$1,899.55 × 1 lot (100 ounces)= $189,955

Closing Price At $1902.05 × 1 lot = $190,205Gross Profit on Long Position $190,205 – $189,955 = $250

Closing Price At $1,897.05 × 1 lot = $189,705Gross Loss on Short Position $189,705 – $189,955 = -$250

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Opening the position

The price of Gold against USD (XAUUSD) is $1,899.55 and you decide to buy 1 lot. The total value was $189955 USD.

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Closing the position

Two weeks later, if the price of Gold against USD (XAUUSD) is $1,902.05 and you decide to take your profit by selling 1 lot XAUUSD, the total value is $190205 and the gross profit is $250; if the price of XAUUSD has fallen to $1,897.05 and the total value is $189705 the trade loses $250.

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Typical Metals spreads

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XAUUSD Gold vs Us Dollar 0.16 0.21 0.02 0.07
XAUAUD Gold vs Australian Dollar 0.21 0.72 0.11 0.62
XAUEUR Gold vs Euro 0.14 0.45 0.27 0.19
XAGUSD Silver vs Us Dollar 0.14 0.19 0.08 0.13
XAGAUD Silver vs Australian Dollar 0.41 0.41 0.35 0.35
XAGEUR Silver vs Euro 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02

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